by: JD Heyes
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Former Texas Republican lawmaker Ron Paul warned Thursday following “disastrous” testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller that the real scandal involving the “Spygate” investigation against POTUS Donald Trump has nothing to do with Russia, per se, and everything to do with the FBI.
Or, at least, the FBI as it operated under Barack Obama.
In an interview with Russia Today, Paul noted that the Washington political/intelligence/media establishment “totally failed” to get rid of the president either by running him out of office or through impeachment, though some Democrats by week’s end still fantasized about impeachment proceedings at some point in the future.
The utterly anticlimactic hearing saw the ex-special counsel serving up reheated details of his two-year probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, reminding both the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees that there was no proof that members of the Trump campaign conspired with Russia.
“Hopefully, this will end it all, because Mueller did not have any evidence,” Dr. Paul told the media outlet, adding: “I think we should never use the word Russiagate again. I think we ought to use the FBIgate because there was a conspiracy to try to frame Trump.”
Paul, who spent more than 25 years in Congress, predicted that any impeachment inquiry launched by Democrats ahead of the 2020 election — and perhaps beyond — would not fare well for the party, politically.
“If they have impeachment hearings next year, it is going to backfire on them, just as I think this hearing today backfired on the Democrats,” Paul said.
Instead, he suggested that Congress look into the origins of Mueller’s Russia probe and, in particular, focus on where the infamous “Steele dossier” originated after being funded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The dossier, readers recall, was chock full of salacious, unsubstantiated allegations against the president. It was also utilized by ranking elements in the FBI including former Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, both of whom were fired, to secure surveillance warrants against the Trump campaign from the FISA court. (Related: The Robert Mueller IMPLOSION: It’s time for Barr and Trump to prosecute the deep state traitors, or the American people will never regain any faith in the justice system.)
Paul is speaking truth to power